Every week, we hunt for the best art events and exhibitions openings not to be missed in Toronto. Here are the results:
Out Of The Blue, a new exhibition by Adam David Brown
MKG127 is pleased to present Out of the Blue, a new exhibition by Adam David Brown.
Opening Saturday, May 28, 2-5 PM.
Out Of The Blue is a collection of new work resulting from Adam David Brown’s ongoing investigation into notions of the infinite and the ephemeral. The exhibition includes photography, relief sculpture, smoke drawing and printmaking to explore a range of scientific, theoretical and mythological sources that are emblematic of the ways that we mark space and time. The work draws upon antique images of the afterlife, dictionary definitions of clouds, celestial maps and the mathematical concept of Pi.
The exhibition continues until June 25.
info – https://www.facebook.com/events/1750284091925077/
Vivian Maier: Meaning Without Context
Exhibition Dates: June 23 – September 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 5-8pm
Stephen Bulger Gallery is proud to present our third exhibition of photographs by Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009). This exhibition features a selection of images captured in the 1950’s through to the mid-1970’s, a number of which have never been previously seen.
Paper Trail: The Legacies of the Body Politic
PAPER TRAIL: THE LEGACIES OF THE BODY POLITIC
45 years ago, the first issue of a cheeky tabloid hit the streets of Toronto and became a key voice of Canadian lesbian and gay liberation, read by activists around the world. For 15 years (1971-1987) its writers challenged sexual orthodoxies, documented community resistance, celebrated queer history and culture, and fought for press freedom in a famous court case.
Does this history of advocacy journalism offer lessons for new generations of queer activists? Join a symposium of scholars and activists to debate the question.
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. info – https://www.facebook.com/events/1121644067894501/
Doors Open Toronto 2016
Doors Open Toronto offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings across the city. info – https://www.facebook.com/events/1003172033052426/
Gallery Crawl // AKIN & MOCA //
Saturday, May 28, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
All are welcome, open to the public.
Afterwards, join us for drinks at the AKIN Collective Dupont location (1485 Dupont Street, Second Floor).
1. Meet at Cooper Cole at 12:00pm
2. Visti Angell Gallery together
3. Visit Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects
4. Visit Erin Stump Projects
5. Visit AC Repair Co.
6. Visit Division Gallery
7. Reception/drinks at Akin Dupont.
LECTURE: Is Architecture Art?
Top local architects share their thought-provoking responses in this panel discussion co-produced by the Toronto Society of Architects.
Free tickets to this lecture are available day-of on a first-come, first-served basis.
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Friday, May 27, 2016 – 6pm
Informed by documentary practices from the turn of the last century, photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses visual autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change in the postindustrial age. Join us for this special keynote presentation, in which Frazier will consider the work, legacy and influence of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks and his contemporaries. To discover more about Gordon Parks, visit his work on display in the AGO exhibition “Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s.”